Tuesday, October 16, 2012
More than 30 Republicans cheered for Gov. Mitt Romney and scoffed at President Obama during Tuesday night's presidential town hall.
Area Republicans came out to the Romney Macomb-Utica Victory Center in Utica to watch Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama square off during the second presidential debate Tuesday night. Before the town hall debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, kicked off, volunteers at the center, located at 13285 Hall Rd, made hundreds of calls to identify local Republicans and convince them to vote for Romney. "I have been volunteering for years because I believe in the Republican philosophy, which is work hard and get what you want," said Harvey Sainsbury of Chesterfield Township. The crowd cheered for Romney when he said, "This is a president who has not been able to do what he said he would do."
Thursday, October 11, 2012
As Election Day 2012 draws closer, we want to hear from undecided voters around Michigan.
While most voters have already made up their minds whether they want to re-elect President Barack Obama or cast their ballots in favor of former Gov. Mitt Romney, about 7 percent of the likely voting population remains undecided, according to the Huffington Post. It’s that undecided group we want to reach out to in Michigan. We’d like to hear from those of you who remain unsure which way you’ll go on Nov. 6. Here are our questions for you: What has prevented you from making up your mind so far? Is there a particular issue or stand on an issue you’re waiting to hear more from the candidates about? What would make you favor one candidate over another? Maybe you're passionate about the economy and haven't heard a plan that resonates yet? …
Monday, October 8, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Monday, October 8, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday's "debate was the most decisive victory since Kennedy beat Nixon,” one Republican influencer said of the first showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney won Wednesday night’s presidential debate in "decisive" fashion, according to a Wednesday night flash survey of influential Republicans. Fifty-eight Republicans from southeastern Michigan used an automated anonymous survey tool to offer their opinions about the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Romney. Eighteen Red Mitten responses were collected over a 90-minute period. This poll differed from our previous Red Mitten survey in that responses were taken in a much shorter time frame. “Tonight's debate was the most decisive victory since Kennedy beat Nixon,” one Republican influencer said. “It changes the campaign narrative and changes the momentum toward Mitt Romney.” Sixteen of the Republican insiders said …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the first time Wednesday night. How do you think they did?
The first of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Wednesday night, broadcast live from the University of Denver. In arguably one of the most highly anticipated events of the campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues pertaining to domestic policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. Also: Check out the replay from our live coverage, during which Patch readers shared their thoughts on specific policy points and speech moments. Remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates:
Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama face off in their first presidential debate Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. EST on all the major networks, including C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
Television stations across the country will be tuned into the first presidential debate tonight in Denver, CO, and with national news media reporting Republican candidate Mitt Romney behind in the polls, the pressure is on for Romney to out-debate the president. Patch reached out to Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County Chairman Rob Montilla to get his take on the tactics and topics Romney will need to use in tonight's debate to unseat President Barack Obama in November. While Obama won Macomb County in 2008, the majority of northern Macomb cities and townships voted for his 2008 challenger, Sen. John McCain, according to the county clerk's election records. Patch: What are key issues Romney will need to address in this first …
The first 2012 Presidential Debate airs live at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday. Talk about it on Patch!
Planning to watch the first 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night at home? The political banter kicks off at 9 p.m. live on national television. Here at Patch, we'll be live, too—hosting a real-time discussion about the debate, major political issues that affect Michigan and the country, and what viewers think of each candidate's campaign promises. Join our discussion starting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and tell us what you think about the election, the issues and the candidates. We'll be posting polls on topics from the debate, as well as photos and commentary from our Presidential Debate Watch Party in Dearborn. Want to join us in person? Head to the Good Times Caffe, located at 22180 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, where we'll be hosting our …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
There are two presidential debates, featuring President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and one vice presidential debate, with the pair's running mates, still to come.
TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN. Local Live Viewing Parties: Patch will list these as they are announced. Comic Relief: Name-calling debate on YouTube, New York Times cartoon, Democalypse 2012 from The Daily Show, Obama vs. Romney on SNL Topic: Domestic policy Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Easter Standard Time Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS) The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In a Blue Mitten survey of influential Michigan Democrats, most respondents felt more optimistic about Barack Obama's chances of winning in Michigan in the presidential election.
Democratic insiders feel more optimistic about President Barack Obama’s chances of winning Michigan in November's presidential election: that’s the finding of this week’s Blue Mitten survey of influential Democrats. Thirty-one Democrats from the southeastern Michigan area were asked, using an automated survey tool, their opinions about the presidential election following the Democratic and Republican conventions. Twenty-three responses were collected. Twenty-one influencers said they were more confident about Obama’s chances of winning Michigan then they were before the conventions. Two said their opinions had not changed since the conventions. But it may have been a former president who stole the show last week in Charlotte, NC. Eleven …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The president will address the nation tonight after 10 p.m. at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak tonight and accept his party’s nomination for president of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Obama, who is seeking a second term and will run against Republican nominee Mitt Romney, is slated to speak after 10 p.m. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm also is scheduled to speak tonight. She is slated to speak between 8-9 p.m. tonight. The full speaking and presentation schedule for the Democratic National Convention is below: 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 9 p.m. 10 p.m.